In September 2013, we informed you about HUBLOT being appointed Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of French 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain.
This week Hublot unveiled the watch that will embody their partnership with PSG, in the form of the new King Power Paris Saint-Germain, that using blue and red, pays tribute to the official colours of the club. Power equipped with a chronograph movement featuring two chronograph hands positioned in the centre, in addition to the hour and minute hands. This makes for better readability – quicker and more efficient. The wearer can keep track of both hands at a glance; the first indicates the seconds, and the other hand, specially developed for football, indicates the time elapsed out of the 45 mins in each half.
With a sapphire dial, the movement – here in an Aero Bang version – features exquisite new skeleton working to reveal even more of the working parts of the watch and its fine mechanics. The topside retains only the material necessary for it to function. This is coated with black ruthenium for a beautiful overall effect of homogeneity, and clearer reading. A minute track, a time counter at 9 o’clock and a date window at 4 o’clock all feature on the predominantly blue piece, which is stamped with the famous Parisian emblem incorporating the Eiffel Tower.
Much attention has been lavished on the King Power case, which is 48 mm diameter in highly shock-resistant micro-blasted black ceramic. The moulded black rubber crown is flanked by two push-buttons in blue and white rubber. In a final reference to the club, and adding an attractive touch to the piece, the black rubber strap is decorated with a central blue line directly inspired by the Paris Saint-Germain graphic charter.
The chronograph is available in a limited edition of just 200 numbered pieces. Each watch comes with a certificate guaranteeing its authenticity and an official Paris Saint-Germain shirt signed by all the players.
716.CI.0123.RX.PSG14 – Limited edition of 200 numbered pieces
King Power – Diameter 48 mm in micro-blasted black ceramic
Micro-blasted black ceramic with black rubber moulding
6 H-shaped relief black PVD titanium screws
Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating
Black composite resin
Black composite resin with push-piece guard at 3 o’clock.
Open – Micro-blasted black ceramic
Black PVD titanium, with black rubber insert
Black PVD titanium with black and blue rubber moulding
10 ATM or approximately 100 metres
Sapphire with PSG logo at 3 o’clock and date window at 4 o’clock
Satin-finished, black nickel with blue luminescent coating
HUB4245 skeleton chronograph with central 45’ counter,
Approximately 42 hours
Adjustable black rubber strap with blue decoration
Black PVD titanium deployant buckle
Micro-blasted black ceramic decorative plate